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the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and direct subway service is not expected to return into the middle of next year. >> we were up to five feet of water. it was not water but it was all cesspool so it was sewage water. >> how much can a body tank. >> blankets, two socks three sweaters and gloves. >> they have got garbage they're cleaning in other areas and putting it on the beach here, yet we have still have garbage here. >> it's the way life is. >> jennifer: thousands of volunteers have flocked to the rockaways to help with the cleanup efforts tonight coming from new york, dr. sabaya, welcome to the war room. >> i'm having difficulty hearing you. >> jennifer: i can hear you, just a little bit faint. >> a little bit faint. hopefully they can turn up your microphone because you have important things to say. >> yes. >> jennifer: you spent a year doing development work in rural afternoonafrica. how surprised were you by the conditions on the ground in new york city. >> i was
city has gun buybacks, and we found them to be one good tool. but in new york city we are the safest big city in the country, and have relatively few murders per capita, and one reason is we have some of the strongest gun laws in the country. but 85% of the guns found in new york city came from somewhere else. one state's weak gun laws affect everybody else's crime rate. >> jennifer: yep. today president obama made this announcement today. >> i have asked the vice president to lead an effort that including members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proportionals no later than january, proposals that i then intend to push without delay. >> jennifer: so he is probably going to put some stuff in his state of the union. what do you expect to come out of the task force? >> the president said a lot of good things, and it's fantastic, by the way that he chose vice president biden who is about as smart on these issues and as attuned to law enforcement as anybody in government. but we think the first and best thing you can do is make
rid of scott brown. 1-866-55-press. >> real people living real lives in new york city. >> we've been threatened with the cutting of hours. we've been threatened with losing our jobs. if i lose my job than to stay there and be belittled. >> jennifer: last week, hundreds of fast food workers took to the streets of new york to demand a living wage. workers from mcdonald's, burger king, wendy's, taco bell, other major fast food chains all walked out. and they called for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour. for the right to unionize without interference. they would be a powerful force. fast food workers are the fourth largest occupation in the country! they earn on average about $18,000 a year. for full time. that's roughly the poverty level for a family of three. at the same time, these big chains are reporting record profits. and the issue underscores a fundamental, moral question. will we build an economy that pays workers enough to support a family or will we use the government to subsidize people's w
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